I've just been less obsessed about this & started to accept this condition. Things are a little better now. My Depression is for the most part gone, I'm going out more even though I'm still at home most of the time. I'm slowly but surely moving on with my life even if it's at a snail's pace haha.
Anyway, I don't live in the states, so I got it from the local pharmacy where Im from. I've been trying this since Friday & so far the results have been positive. No, I don't get buildup with this cream. (note there's actually different types of Bariederm products. This one is the "LŤvres" or lips in French. There's one called "Reconstructive barrier cream" it's a cream that repairs the epidermis. I've tried this one a few years ago & even though I still got buildup, when I removed the crust, my lips were light pink & soft to touch. Looked almost perfect. I guess I gave up too early on that one. I just couldn't find that specific cream in the shops, so I got LŤvres instead.) There's no skin I need to remove. With Bepanthen I get slight buildup, with this Bariederm LŤvres I get NO buildup. Only when the lips dry out that's when they start to act up. Like I said It's also clear & doesn't leave your lips white like bepanthen does. This is really the best lip balm I've tried. I can easily manage a normal life as long as I've got this balm on. (The only problem being the inflammation which is pissing me off. But can I do?) That's just my experience with it, I can't say if it will have the same positive effect on you but good luck to you man.